Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Tetraodontidae
(Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
Etymology: Pelagocephalus: Name 'Pelagios' meaning of the sea, in allusion to the envisioned offshore, openwater habitat and 'cephalus' or head, in allusion both to the sleek head and to the similarity of the name with that of Lagocephalus (rabbit head; appropriate for most species, but not for the two which are pelagic), one of the several genera closely related to it.; coheni: Named for Dr. Daniel M. Cohen, former Director of the National Systematics Laboratory of the National
Marine Fisheries Service, Washington, D.C.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Southeast Pacific: Norfolk Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tyler, J.C. and J.R. Paxton, 1979. New genus and species of pufferfish (Tetraodontidae) from Norfolk Island, southwest Pacific. Bull. Mar. Sci. 29(2):202-215. (Ref. 101915)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02455 (0.01114 - 0.05408), b=2.90 (2.72 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .